Curt Smith is the author of the books listed below, starting with the new The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House. Other books are listed from the most to least recent: George H.W. Bush: Character at the Core; Mercy! A Celebration of Fenway Park’s Centennial Told Through Red Sox Radio and TV;  A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth; Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story; The Voice: Mel Allen’s Untold Story; Voices of Summer; What Baseball Means to Me; Storied Stadiums: Baseball’s History Through its Ballparks; Our House: A Tribute to Fenway Park; Windows on the White House; Of Mikes and Men; The Red Sox Fan’s Little Book of Wisdom; The Storytellers; Voices of The Game; Long Time Gone; and America’s Dizzy Dean.


he Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House

“An exhaustive look at the relationship between the chief executive of the United States and baseball.”

 

 Kirkus Reviews

“Cultural history at its best and storytelling the way we love it.”

— John Zogby, Founder
Zogby Poll

“Add this book to what you love about baseball, politics, or both.”

— Bruce DuMont, Host
Beyond the Beltway


George H.W. Bush: Character at the Core

“Values matter. Character counts.
That is the message at the heart of this excellent book.”

 

— William Gavin, Author Speechwright

“Up close, the author observed the essential Bush. An endearing look at the 41st President – and what Smith calls his ‘poetry of the heart.’”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Masterfully written and meticulously researched.”
— Tom DeFrank, Author
Write It When I’m Gone

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Mercy!

“A grand evocation of the history of the Red Sox. Truly remarkable broadcast history.”

— Paul Dickson, Author
Leo Durocher

“We’ve had lots of books about the Sox. This one takes it to a whole new level.”

— Michael Dukakis

 


A Talk in the Park

“Another tour de force from baseball’s Boswell.”

 New York Daily News

“Baseball broadcasting’s top chronicler knows a good story when he hears one.”

 New York Post

“Smith has knocked it out of the park again.”

 USA Today

 


Pull Up A Chair

“Smith has as much a mastery of the English language as Vin Scully.”

 Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

“The admitted Scullyologist details baseball’s richest voice.”

— Richard Deitsch, S.I.cnn.com

“A seemingly effortless and beautiful synchronicity between author and subject.”

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The Voice

“I was happily returned to my youth, Ballantine Blasts, and ‘How About That!'”

— Former Commissioner Fay Vincent

“Smith masterfully chronicled Mel Allen’s fascinating life.”

— Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell

“A definitive and amazing book.”

— Giants Voice Jon Miller

 


Voices of Summer

“Smith is a superb, even nonpareil,  baseball historian.”

 Houston Chronicle

“A fascinating ranking of the 101 greatest all-time baseball broadcasters.”

 San Francisco Chronicle

“Great fodder for hot stove debate”

 Baseball Bookshelf

 


What Baseball Means To Me

“This 270-page coffee table book should be mandatory reading.”

 Los Angeles Times

“A marvelous book, it connects on so many levels.”

— NBC broadcaster Bob Costas

“A refreshing grand slam.”

 Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

 


Storied Stadiums

“A marvelous passage through time.”

 Booklist

“A wonderful piece of cultural recovery.”

 Cincinnati Enquirer

“Fascinating stories…The definitive history to every ballpark.”

— Los Angeles Times

 


Our House

“This evocative book captures the soul of Fenway Park.”

— Gannett News Service

“Curt Smith has outdone himself.”

 Baseball Weekly

“Wonderful.”

— Red Sox Voice Joe Castiglione

 


Windows on the White House

“Invaluable to a knowledge of presidential libraries.”

  — Former CBS White House
correspondent Bob Pierpoint

“Fascinating… Curt Smith writes with exquisite detail.”

  — Matthew Rees,
The Weekly Standard

 


Of Mikes and Men

“A touchdown pass”

 USA Today

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The Red Sox Fan’s Little Book of Wisdom

“Fascinating, and depressing!”

— Hartford Courant

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The Storytellers

“An unbeatable lineup.”

 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“One of Smith’s best works.”

 Detroit Free Press

“Terrific stories.”

 Baseball America

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Voices of The Game

“Monumental. The definitive work in its field.”

— Publisher’s Weekly

“Extraordinarily entertaining.”

 St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A must for any baseball library.”

— The Sporting News

 


Long Time Gone

“Wonderfully evocative and beautifully written.”

 National Review

“A tender memoir of coming to maturity in the 1970s.”

— TIME Columnist Hugh Sidey

 


America’s Dizzy Dean

“Hard and true.”

 New York Post columnist Maury Allen

“Humorously entertaining. Belongs in the Hall of Fame.”

 Christian Science Monitor

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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